In a recent episode of Gillie and Wallo’s Million Dollaz Worth of Game podcast, Cam’ron, and Ma$e ignited a heated discussion on social media by expressing their views on who the superior rapper was between Tupac Shakur and DMX.
While addressing the topic on “It Is What is Is,” the duo initially approached the question cautiously, mindful of the potential internet backlash that often accompanies such debates. Eventually, Cam’ron chose DMX as the superior rapper, citing the firsthand experience of performing and recording with him before his untimely death in 2021.
“I actually got to see n***** go lose their mind about DMX,” Cam’ron added. “I know n***** love Tupac, but I didn’t get to see him out tour and do anything else.”
Cam’ron emphasized witnessing the entire journey of DMX, from rapping on the streets to achieving millions of record sales. Ma$e concurred with Cam’ron, asserting that he would unquestionably pick DMX over Tupac, irrespective of the East-West divide. Ma$e recalled DMX’s ability to captivate arenas full of fans, with the crowd reciting his lyrics word-for-word.
Reflecting on the debate, Ma$e highlighted the tendency to underestimate the greatness of certain artists, suggesting that Tupac’s flaws overshadowed his talents. He argued that DMX possessed a unique and profound impact on people, surpassing Tupac in certain aspects.
“I think a lot of times you forget how great n***** really were,” Ma$e said, adding that ‘Pac’s talents were overlooked because of his flaws. “DMX was one of those special special talents.”
“Pac was phenomenal, too,” he continued. “I can’t take nothing away from ‘Pac, but I think DMX had more than ‘Pac. He just touched n***** in a different way than ‘Pac did.”
While some on social media resonated with Cam’ron and Ma$e’s perspective, others contested the claim. A user acknowledged DMX as one of the most underrated and under-appreciated rappers of all time, recognizing his legendary status as a performer. However, they maintained that Tupac’s influence extended across generations, emphasizing his global recognition, even in regions like Gaza.
The debate sparked varied opinions, with some acknowledging DMX’s prowess while others held firm to Tupac’s enduring impact, revealing the complexities of comparing two iconic figures in the rap industry.